Thursday, 21 July 2011

Steampunk Bird

The challenge for Grungy Monday this week is Grungeboard Extravaganza so I decided to create a steampunk bird from Grungepaper.
I used the bird from Darcies Acrylic Ornament Free Bird (available from The Stamp Attic) as a template which I drew around onto Grungepaper. I also drew around the bird onto 7 Gypsies Paddington paper and then embossed using Tim Holtz Steampunk texture fade. On this side I highlighted the raised embossed areas with Adirondack snow cap ink and adhered the paper to the Grungepaper bird. I also embossed the wing with the same embossing folder and coloured the Grungepaper with DI black soot. As I have used embossing I am also entering this for The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which this week is to show some Embossing, this is my second entry so hope that's ok. I added a crown and watch part from Tim's Idea-ology range and a pop of colour with the button for the birds eye.  My colour inspiration is taken from The Play Date Cafe challenge which this week is a colour SPLASH and we can choose which splash of colour to use.
The reverse of my bird has been decorated with the same paper but this time the raised areas have been coloured with DI black soot as the base paper is white in colour. I have added a second crown from Maya Road, coloured with black soot and stamped with text using snow cap ink and then embellished with a couple of small gems for that splash of colour. I cut a gear using Tim's Gadget Gears Alterations die and coloured with black soot ink. The addition of a couple of sprockets add to the steampunk theme along with the addition of computer generated text added to the crown. Again a button has been added for the eye adding another small pop of colour.
To complete, I have added some black and white twine to hang my bird from a branch and all the edges of the Grungepaper have been sponged with black soot ink.

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

31 comments:

Juls said...

this is just fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

Kaz said...

Wow Tracey this is sooo gorgeous, u always make the most gorgeous things xx

Dan said...

This is wonderful Tracy, I love the embossed texture on the body of the bird! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely inspired, and beautifully executed! Love it!

Lucy x

Wendy said...

love what you did with your acrylic bird, cannot wait to see what you do with the rest!!

Netty said...

Terrific, Annette x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab steampunk birdie!

massofhair said...

Wow, what a bird! Love Steampunk and it's colours and textures. Love what you have created:-)

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible...now that I see more of it I cant believe how wonderful it is!

Helen said...

Love that Paddington paper covering the bird - perfect! What a great piece of art this is.

flutterbycrafter said...

These are gorgeous, love the use of the cogs and clock face xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Tracy, love the whole idea and the paper you used.
Have a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Laura said...

This is fabulous. Love it. Just my sort of quirky!

Susan Allan said...

This is brilliant. Lovely work, Tracy.
Sue xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very cool, indeed, Tracy! THanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Jingle said...

I absolutely love this piece!!!

Lori said...

This is SPECTACULAR! I totally love it! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

lynne said...

What a creative wonder. Is the bird a "he", he looks like a he so I will say that he is full of steampunk splendour.
Wishes
Lynne

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Tracy, Fabulous make, your little bird's a delight, Gay xxx

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

Oh, Tracy, this is beyond wonderful!!! It's not often you'll hear me squeal with delight, but I did when I saw this ingenious little steampunk bird. I love how you always think outside the box and create the most imaginative and beautiful pieces. This is perfect.

Gillian .... said...

So cool Tracy, loving this steampunk bird with it's little body full of texture and adorned with all his metal embellies. xx

sasa said...

Just wonderful - loving all the texture and embellishing...very original and a little bit sweet too!Thank you for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week !
Sarah.

Fiona said...

Love it Tracy! Well done on the colour splash :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Tracy, I LOVE him, he's so stinkin cute!!! Great job GF!
hugs Lynn

Sam said...

This bird is super tweet!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is so fun! LOVE all those dimensional elements and such a great take on Color Splash week! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

Love your steampunk bird. I wouldn't know where to start! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

ellen vargo said...

Hi Tracy - Congratulations on your Top 3 Win! Your bird is truly stunning!

Suzanne C said...

Ohhh.. Love this! Congrats! So happy to be in your company on this!!! Fantastic details.

Zuzu's Blog said...

woo hoo. top three :) its better than the random draw (well ok no voucher but.. ) its better because its gone on merit and ability. :D well done

Marjie Kemper said...

Awesome bird - very, very cool and creative. Congrats on your win!